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could come this evening. maine is the first state to put it on the ballot. maryland and washington voters are -- asked to overturn it done by legislators. minnesota voters asked to change the constitution to define it as between a man and woman. six states have legalized it by legislation or court order. this is maryland earlier this year. 32 states have previously rejected gay marriage, proponents say they have been encouraged by national polling. 49% favor same sex marriage. maryland's turn out reported as very heavy. early returns just into the newsroom, 52% are approving same sex marriage. in maine, 53% approving it. minnesota no returns yet. the results in washington may not be known until the end of the week because of late mail in ballots. reporting live. >> now in addition to election results, reporters watching voter turn out, analysts have predict that fewer people will go to the polls this year compared to the last president alley election and david stevenson is in san francisco tonight to tell us what he is finding out about the question of turn out. >> reporter: the v
in maryland, maine, and washington state will decide if they should make same-sex marriage legal. in minnesota, a gay marriage ban is on the ballot. >> reporter: this could be a historic night if maine, maryland, or washington voters approve, it would be the nation's first legalization of same-sex marriage by popular vote. maine is the first state to put the issue before voters on its own. maryland and washington voters asked to overturn legalization done by legislators and minnesota voters asked to change the state's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. six states have legalized same- sex marriage by legislation or court order. this is maryland earlier this year. 32 states have previously rejected gay marriage. opponents are encouraged by national polling showing a significant plurality of americans. 49% favor same-sex marriage. the voter turn out is reported to be very heavy. the results in the washington state voting may not be known until the end of the week because of late mail-in ballots. >>> we have new numbers. the election results out of kentucky, the ap has j
by the democrat, the house being held by a republican. to think a division in washington where we have seen, a cooperation between those groups over the last four years. the question is moving ahead over the next four years can that gap be bridged. the president suggested that the devastation in the east coast may be a sign that the company can work together, we shall soon see. >> ken, honestly i don't know how you can concentrate or hear yourself think with all of that excitement going on mind -- behind you. what is it like to be in that room right now? >> it is certainly, it remind me of a convention frankly. the last speech of a convention. you have thousands of people on their feet celebrating along with the president and his family and the bidens. >> all right. >> what a celebration there. president obama spoke for probably just about 30 minutes or so. and again you see the end result there. a very excited crowd. president obama getting four more years. the president saying he can finish the job he started four years ago. >> you can see the crowd there, not wanting to leave the room a
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